Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 2, 2012

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges

Catch-up edition




Cascadia CC Announces Computer Tech Agreements with LWIT, UW Bothell
Patch.com, August 5, 2012
The new agreements allow students to easily transfer to UW Bothell and Lake Washington Institute of Technology computer programs.

Renton developing Aerospace Training Center
Renton Reporter, August 6, 2012
With $2.5 million from the state, the City of Renton is developing the Renton Aerospace Training Center at its airport where Renton Technical College will train much-needed aerospace workers. An architect has been hired to determine whether it makes ...

Grandview's brain drain
Yakima Herald-Republic, August 6, 2012— Cus Arteaga's very first job was a .... plant and a library shared with Yakima Valley Community College.

Cascadia Community College students will benefit from expanded program
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter, August 6, 2012
As Cascadia Community College prepares to welcome a new class to campus this fall quarter, it announces new partnerships, an expanded program and its

Technical college invests in new fisheries facility
Lynden Tribune, August 6, 2012
Bellingham Technical College broke ground Tuesday, July 31, on the new Perry Center for Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences in Maritime Heritage ...

Construction grants are expected to create hundreds of jobs
KAPS, August 6, 2012
Bellingham Technical College will get $153241 while Washington State University gets $478812. Also, the Port of Bellingham gets $499176 in grant money

Students invited to connect with engineers at BBCC event
Columbia Basin Herald, August 7, 2012
Students who may want to attend Big Bend Community College for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes are being invited to ...

Weaving a Wine Sweater of a Story With Cadaretta Winemaker Brian Rudin
Seattle Weekly (blog), August 8, 2012
I came out here and I went through the program at Walla Walla Community College - which was a killer program. Right out of there I got a job out at Alder Ridge vineyard and they said, "Hey, there's a trailer you can live in at the base of the vineyard ...

Dassault Systèmes Partners with Washington State to Prepare the Next ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine, August 9, 2012
... and technical college in Washington, including those that were previously unable to afford it,” said Mary Kaye Bredeson, executive director of the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing at Everett Community College

Does state have too many aerospace booster groups?
HeraldNet, August 12, 2012
She's the director of the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing, which is hosted by Everett Community College at Paine Field. The center serves as a liaison and resource for the state's 34 community and technical ...

A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education
Center For American Progress, August 13, 2012
In fact, initiatives such as the Student Achievement Initiative, enacted in September 2007 by Washington's State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, are moving to performance-based funding by making higher education institutions responsible for ...

"Vision, Creativity" Lauded As Ground Broken On 2 Schools At Tech College
Patch.com, August 14, 2012
“Having a K-5 school and a 6-12 school on a technical college campus is very unique,” said Clover Park School Board President Carole Jacobs in remarks to

Professional Woman award finalists named
Lynden Tribune, August 15, 2012
The finalists are: Elizabeth Boyle, owner of SENCOR dba Decorating Your Life On Line; Linda Crawford, program director for Bellingham Technical College

Raise a glass to progress in Bothell's downtown revitalization
The Seattle Times, August 16, 2012
A fascinating element of Bothell's vision is a purposeful embrace of UW-Bothell and Cascadia Community College. The campus is growing, and so are its local ...

Undocumented Youth To Start Applying For 'Dreamer' Immigration Waiver
KUOW NPR, August 16, 2012
Immigration groups, activists and applicants gathered at Seattle Central Community College, to celebrate the reform, as KUOW's Meghan Walker reports

Eager to work
The Spokesman Review, August 17, 2012
World Relief, the WorkFirst program and Spokane Community College's Institute for Extended Learning all help refugees develop English skills with state

CBC has $122M wish list
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, August 17, 2012
Trustees for Columbia Basin College reviewed a long list of proposed capital projects for the school's Pasco campus at Friday's annual retreat. Buildings for the social sciences, agriculture science and STEM programs. A campus fitness center.

Grays Harbor College Places High in National College Football Rankings
Newstalk 1450 KBKW, August 20, 2012
Among the excitement and debate that comes with preseason rankings for college football, Grays Harbor College can celebrate a national

WPCS Announces $22 Million in New Projects
Equities.com, August 21, 2012
... Sutter Health, Yakima Valley Community College and Mulkiteo School District. In Australia, new contracts were awarded for Nambour General Hospital,

Classes first big step toward WSU degrees in Everett
HeraldNet, August 21, 2012
Two dozen students arrived at Everett Community College on Monday with textbooks in their backpacks and a city's dreams on their unassuming shoulders. They are enrollees in Washington State University's inaugural mechanical engineering ...

8 Steps for Closing the Skills Gap
Huffington Post, August 21, 2012
Among the exemplars: Washington state's Walla Walla Community College, Florida's Valencia Community College, and Illinois' Black Hawk Community College.

College, Olympia port to buy state property
The Olympian, August 22, 2012
A preliminary agreement approved in June by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges set a maximum price of $4.08 million for the five-building complex, which has 97623 square feet of commercial space on eight acres of land, according to ...

GRCC Picks up $160000 Grant for Cultural Center
Patch.com, August 22, 2012
Green River Community College last month was awarded at $160000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to help the college establish a ...

OC to launch dozens of STEM internships
Kitsap Sun, August 22, 2012
I'm a girl," said Carson, who now is encouraging young women at Olympic College to stick with their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes ...

College, Olympia port to buy state property
TheNewsTribune.com, August 22, 2012
In a second deal also poised for approval, South Puget Sound Community College wants to buy the Rowesix Office Park near downtown Lacey for a future

Smith: Country needs to take further steps to improve its economy
Auburn Reporter, August 23, 2012
Nothing is more important to advance that goal than education, Smith said, and community and technical colleges like Green River Community College need to ...

New agreement makes transferring to WSU easier
The Wenatchee World Online, August 25, 2012
A new agreement between Wenatchee Valley College and Washington State University will allow students in ...

Deferred action puts dreams back on table
The Wenatchee World Online, August 27, 2012
At Wenatchee Valley College, that means each credit costs $278.84, instead of the $106.84 Washington residents pay, or $3078.40 versus $1333.35 per

Online learning will have lasting effect on campus spaces
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription), August 28, 2012
Lower Columbia College's library, which has already changed from a place for quiet, individual study to a space that accommodates interactive learning and group study, will continue to evolve. In the future it needs to support collaborative, project

Seeds of hope: JBLM inmates grow a new start with horticulture program
DVIDS, August 28, 2012
Kentfield, who works for Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Wash., leads a horticulture program in the prison's yard where, each weekday

TCC graduate hired as first female firefighter for Aberdeen Fire
TheNewsTribune.com, August 28, 2012
The Aberdeen Fire Department has hired a Tacoma Community College graduate as the first female firefighter in the station's history

College expands wine program with new courses
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, August 28, 2012
The International Wine Guild is pairing with Walla Walla Community College for a new twist on the Guild's program. The Denver-based International Wine Guild has signed an agreement to begin teaching its programs in Walla Walla through the Center for ...

Bellevue College wins $550k NSF grant to improve STEM education
Bellevue Reporter, August 29, 2012
With BC's lead, Tacoma Community College, Everett Community College, Clark College (Vancouver) and Olympic College (Bremerton) will initially implement the ...

Green River steps it up for veterans
Auburn Reporter, August 30, 2012
Already known for having one of the state's largest community college enrollments, Green River Community College keeps on growing with a ...

BBCC revives computer science
Columbia Basin Herald, August 30, 2012
MOSES LAKE - Big Bend Community College will reopen a completely revamped computer science program to students when classes begin Sept. 24.

Careers figure into EvCC's new strategic plan
HeraldNet, August 30, 2012
Student success, community partnerships and job skills for aerospace and other industries are top priorities in Everett Community College's 2012 Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Trustees in mid-July

Behold, a textbook example of Tacoma getting big-timed
TheNewsTribune.com, August 31, 2012
But the humble homebodies who run TCC have always acted content just being Tacoma Community College. And the fact that Tacoma appears first in the name ...

Clark County business briefs
The Columbian, September 2, 2012
Rekah Strong, Clark County's chief diversity and inclusion officer, has been appointed to the Clark College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire. A Camas resident, Strong attended Clark College and transferred to Portland State University, where ...

Bachelor’s business track starts at Centralia College
Business Examiner, September 3, 2012
That's a hole Centralia College's new Bachelor of Applied Science in Management, the school's first four-year degree track, is aiming to fill.

Mark Albertson appointed Green River trustee
Auburn Reporter, September 4, 2012
Chris Gregoire has appointed Kent attorney Mark Albertson to the Green River Community College Board of Trustees. His four-year term begins Oct. 1.

Creating Tech Programs Industry Wants
Campus Technology, September 5, 2012
South Seattle Community College's aerospace program relies on industry advisers to identify the skills, knowledge, and ability needed for ...

Walla Walla Community College in running for $1 million prize
KVEW, September 5, 2012
Walla Walla Community College is named one of ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. Walla Walla Community College

Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?
MindShift (blog), September 6, 2012
A similar effort is underway in the state of Washington, led by the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, which seeks to create an Open Course Library that will include inexpensive online educational content. [Read more about some ...

Op-ed: Dream Act: Giving hope to those living in the shadows
The Seattle Times, September 7, 2012
I graduated from South Seattle Community College on the dean's list in a nursing course and got a job that was perfect for me. My supervisor had let me know

Employers will visit OC aerospace training program
North Kitsap Herald, September 8, 2012
... local manufacturing employers will review the aerospace training opportunities available through the Air Washington project at Olympic College

Shawn Vestal: Unemployment's toll conveyed in poignant video
The Spokesman Review (subscription)
Schlager, 35, has detailed his three-plus years of unemployment in a frank and forthright documentary he produced for his documentary video class at Spokane Falls Community College. He hasn't been able to find a job in the fields he's trained in

WWCC student success earns school deserved national attention
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, September 9, 2012
The Aspen Institute's decision to once again name Walla Walla Community College one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation reflects highly on the integrity of Aspen's second-annual rankings

School of Wine: Training Students for Jobs in Washington State's Wine Industry
PBS NewsHour, September 10, 2012
STEVEN VANAUSDLE, Walla Walla Community College: We started losing our food processing industry, which provided hundreds of jobs for people.

BC instructor makes national list of top professors | RateMyProfessors.com ...
Bellevue Reporter, September 10, 2012
Bellevue College chemistry instructor Dan Mitchell has been ranked one of the top professors in the nation by the website RateMyProfessors.com. Out of 1.7 million professors rated, Mitchell made the list at number 16, alongside faculty at schools such

Bellevue College gets huge National Science Foundation grant for STEM ...
Mercer Island Reporter, September 10, 2012
Bellevue College has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the next phase of a project that is changing the way biology is taught at community colleges.

Centralia College Launches First Four-Year Degree
Centralia Chronicle, September 11, 2012
But Erika Katt knows exactly where she'll be and how Centralia College's first four-year degree program will help her take over her family's local business

Walla Walla Community College In Washington State Offers Two-Year ...
Huffington Post, September 11, 2012
With the state of Washington boasting the second most wineries in the country after California, and ranking third in overall wine production, it should come as no surprise that a local community college seized the opportunity to incorporate the ever

Centralia College opens new welding lab
Business Examiner, September 12, 2012
The Centralia College welding program is now benefiting from a million dollar makeover, which will bring the facility to modern standards.

Veterans outreach offers one-stop shopping for dozens of aid programs
The Seattle Times, September 12, 2012
On Wednesday morning, scores of veterans were standing in line at Seattle Central Community College as part of a national program called Stand Down. It's a day for homeless and at-risk veterans to connect with social services.

New iGrad School provides a second chance; program grand opening Sept. 6
Kent Reporter, September 12, 2012
Kent School District – in partnership with Green River Community College – hosts a grand opening of the new Individualized Graduation and Diploma program or iGrad School.

OC graduate's indie film will have its premiere in Bremerton
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, September 5, 2012
The film is the work of Himesh Bhargo, who received a degree from Olympic College in Digital Media Arts. His movie, according to a news release, is “an action packed thriller,” which was filmed in Kitsap County and has a cast mostly of OC students or recent graduates, as well as a professor, Bob McAllister.

Former BBCC administrators honored
Columbia Basin Herald, September 14, 2012
Longtime Big Bend Community College administrator Mike Lang was honored for his support of the Japan Agriculture Training Program (JATP) …

Walkabout planned Saturday to talk about preventing suicide
This year's event will include the walk, plus information and resources from advocates and counselors.  It also will include the debut of an art project by students from Columbia Basin College, Tri-Tech Skills Center and Lutheran Community Services. The project is a banner that will be carried on the milelong walk, made up of 85 panels created by students to express their thoughts and feelings about suicide.

Tri-City Herald, September 14, 2012


Economic leaders push for focus on STEM education
HeraldNet, September 14, 2012
Economic Alliance Snohomish County attracted a few dozen education and industry heavyweights to Edmonds Community College on Thursday to discuss what STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- means for the county's employers,

WorkSource helping renew local employment
Kitsap Sun, September 14, 2012
He went back to school at Olympic College utilizing his unemployment benefits and college resources. He rapidly earned his associate degree and three related certificates, all while earning nearly a 4.0 GPA. After serving a county internship he was ...

Dream Act: Giving hope to those living in the shadows
The Seattle Times, September 16, 2012
I always felt like a normal American, except with a secret. I felt different for the first time in college, when people said "those illegal aliens" should go back to their country. I graduated from South Seattle Community College on the dean's list in ...

After hiatus, Nursing Assistant program starts again at Olympic College
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, September 17, 2012
The Nursing Assistant program at Olympic College, which was discontinued, is scheduled to begin again with the start of fall quarter on September 24, and is currently accepting new enrollees. Nursing Assistant students can complete a ...

Grant helps students dream of space
Bremerton Patriot, September 17, 2012
A recent award of a $129,000 STEM grant to Olympic College will assist a program that helps students enter careers in the scientific fields. The STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, grant will go to help the college's MESA program

Three-peat for South Seattle Community College as military-friendly
West Seattle Blog, September 17, 2012
Next Monday, the new school year starts at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) on Puget Ridge. Today, they're celebrating receiving the

Battelle funding new Cybersecurity program at CBC
Columbia Basin College is starting a new, comprehensive program in Cybersecurity to include a one-year certificate, two-year associate's degree, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program.

KNDU TV, September 17, 2012


BATES, ELS partnership brings more diversity to downtown

ELS Educational Services, a network of campus-based English language education institutions, will open a center at Bates Technical College’s Downtown Campus today. At capacity, the facility could attract 240 students to Bates’ campus and the downtown Tacoma area…Bates is the second ELS institution to open in Washington and the only one worldwide to be hosted on a technical college campus. 

The Business Examiner, Sept. 17, 2012


New CBC Project Management program aims to fill future Hanford job vacancies

Columbia Basin College will start classes again next week and this year a new program is setting out to fill a void in jobs at Hanford. CBC is excited to start their new project management program next Tuesday.

KNDU TV, September 17, 2012


TCC named Military Friendly School for 4th consecutive year
Business Examiner, September 17, 2012
Tacoma Community College earned a place on the Military Friendly Schools list for the fourth consecutive year.

Columbia Basin College to start cybersecurity program

As cyber-attacks increase on government agencies and private company networks, the need for computer specialists to defend against them is growing. Starting next week, a new cybersecurity program at Columbia Basin College aims to prepare students to thwart attacks on online networks from foreign governments to isolated disgruntled hackers.

Tri-City Herald, September 18, 2012

Zillah teacher top in state
Yakima Herald-Republic, September 17, 2012
He is also an adjunct faculty member at Yakima Valley Community College, Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University.

Ensuring Basic Education Access For Adults
KUOW NPR, September 18, 2012
Donna Miller–Parker is the vice president for instruction at South Seattle Community College.

Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Helps the Nation Get Back to Work
MarketWatch,  September 19, 2012
JFF, which manages the initiative, has engaged the National Council on Workforce Education, the National College Transition Network at World Education, and the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges as partners.

TCC, Bates Named Among the Top 'Military-Friendly' Schools
Patch.com, September 19, 2012
Here's a list of schools selected in Pierce County: Bates Technical College (Tacoma) Clover Park Technical College (Lakewood) Olympic College (Bremerton) ...

U.S. Department Of Education Awards RTC With $2M Grant
Patch.com, September 19, 2012
Renton Technical College recently received a substantial financial boost from the US Department of Education. The college announced Tuesday that it has

Everett Community College earns a Healthy Workplace Award for going tobacco ...
Lake Stevens Journal, September 19, 2012
The Snohomish Health District today presented its Healthy Workplace Award to Everett Community College (EvCC) at its Board of Trustees meeting. The award honors businesses, agencies, and other organizations that have ...

Redmond's Benzaoui focuses on sustainability with leadership team
Redmond Reporter, September 19, 2012
He added that the program has now partnered with Bellevue College and students can now earn college credit through Running Start. On Wednesday, the new videos premiered at a special screening event at the REI store in downtown Seattle. The annual

EdHeights K-12 guitar-making course teaches teens math and science
My Edmonds News (registration), September 19, 2012
The Edmonds Community College Materials Science program and its director, Mel Cossette, in partnership with our principal, Danny Rock, made it possible to participate in the guitar building workshop.

Soundings: At 50, SPSCC has a good reputation
The Olympian, September 19, 2012
South Puget Sound Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, opening its doors next week to an estimated 5930 full- and part-time

Ken Hohenberg named CBC Alumnus of the Year
Columbia Basin College has named Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg the CBC Alumnus of the Year. Administrators, teachers and community members gathered this morning to honor the chief. The board says they chose Hohenberg for his outstanding support for the college, his work as police chief and his dedication to the Tri-Cities.

KNDU TV, September 19, 2012


Turning Point program at Bellingham college helps people at economic crossroads
Bellingham Herald, September 19, 2012

The Turning Point program [at Whatcom Community College] offers career and life-planning courses for people who are facing drastic economic changes, whether it's stay-at-home moms who now need to work, the unemployed or people whose fields of work have been eliminated.

Demand for financial aid growing at CBC

The demand for financial aid keeps growing at CBC [Columbia Basin College]. 700-applications are still being processed. In this case -- the early bird gets the worm. The backlog is caused by late appliers.

KEPR TV, September 20, 2012


There's always something to learn
Edmonds Beacon, September 20, 2012
The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) at Edmonds Community College can help you show them you actually know more than they do. Every term, CRI presents information and informed opinion, not available from the media, on international affairs.

Shoreline CC Receives $2 Million Federal Grant to Increase ...
Patch.com, September 20, 2012
A $2 million grant is coming to Shoreline Community College from the US Department of Labor as part of a national effort to help meet the nation's critical

Big Bend CC students earn degrees, helicopter licenses
KREM.com (subscription), September 20, 2012
Classes for a brand new course at Big Bend Community College are underway. It's not your typical learning environment.

Bellevue, Edmonds colleges get federal grants
The Seattle Times, September 20, 2012
Bellevue College and Edmonds Community College will be getting millions of dollars from the US Department of Labor to train students for high-tech,

Grant of $9 million will help WATC coordinate aviation training
Kansas.com, September 20, 2012
“We see this as a great collaboration,” said Mel Cossette, executive director of the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education, which is housed at Edmonds Community College. Edmonds offers training on advanced materials ….

New gallery opens with renowned alumnus
The Wenatchee World Online, September 20, 2012
A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Feddersen studied under Robert Graves at Wenatchee Valley College in the '70s. At the time, the college had a reputation statewide for its art program, Bailey said.

Kent School District poised, ready for great year | Vargas
Kent Reporter, September 21, 2012
KSD is partnering with Green River Community College to help students complete this important step in their education and continue with higher education classes and degrees. For many of these students, it is a second chance and for all of them, it's a ...

Bellevue College receives $11.8 million grant to train veterans
Bizjournals.com, September 21, 2012
Bellevue College has won an $11.8 million grant to lead a new program to train veterans in health information technology. The money will support an online

Battelle and CBC partnering on cybersecurity program to meet ...
KNDO/KNDU, September 21, 2012
That's why Columbia Basin College is partnering with Battelle to create a cybersecurity program. Battelle is at the cutting edge of cybersecurity research

Why some of the best universities are giving away their courses
The Seattle Times, September 21, 2012
The former director of eLearning for the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, he, too, thinks we're on the cusp of something big. And he doesn't think the no-credit problem is going to stand in the way for long. SAT-prep ...

Trends: Washington state's higher-education paradox
The Seattle Times, September 22, 2012
Completion rates for students at Washington's community and technical colleges were calculated using data from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

Wide world of wine in Walla Walla
The Register-Guard, September 23, 2012
One of the Northwest's top wine-education schools, it is part of the Walla Walla Community College program. Beyond, 18 separate wineries have production

Clark College lands $542K health IT grant
The Columbian, September 23, 2012
The seven other Washington community college members are Bellevue College, Bellingham Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College

OC resumes nursing assistant program after nixing it last year
Kitsap Sun, September 23, 2012
Olympic College students Kyle Cline (left) and brother Ryland, both of Poulsbo, stop by the OC Bremerton campus bookstore to get books for the fall quarter, which starts Monday. Kyle is an incoming freshman; Ryland is starting his second year at the

Whatcom Community College partners with developers for new health education ...
TheNewsTribune.com, September 24, 2012
This rendering shows Whatcom Community College's new Health Professions Education Center, which is expected to open in 2013. The center, currently under construction in the Cordata Business Park, will be used to house classroom space, high-tech ...

New Peninsula College president gets official welcome
Peninsula Daily, September 24, 2012
Peninsula College's new president, Luke Robins, was welcomed officially at a reception attended by more than 100 members of the staff, faculty and community members last week. Fall classes begin today.

Walla Walla Community College gets ready for new school year
KLEW, September 24, 2012
Students were buzzing around Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston on Friday to get ready for the first day of school.

Thumbs up: Richland makes right move

To Columbia Basin College and Department of Energy contractor Battelle for launching a two-year associate's degree and bachelor degree programs in cybersecurity. Any new opportunities for Mid-Columbians to stay home and pursue an education are welcome. It's good for students -- particularly those who are place-bound by family responsibilities or other circumstance -- and it's good for the community. Any new collaborations between local businesses and educational institutions also are welcome. Battelle, which operates the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, excels at partnering with Tri-City schools, from providing speakers for grade school classes on up to helping pay for college programs.

Tri-City Herald, September 24, 2012


Opening day enrollment at CBC totals 6,602 students

Columbia Basin College opened for the 2012-13 school year today with 6,602 students registered for classes. The full-time-equivalent student enrollment numbers are nearly identical to last year’s opening day: 4,920 students, or about 16 fewer than last year.

Tri-City Herald, September 24, 2012


Bellevue College gets $11.8 million grant to provide training to ...
Bellevue Reporter, September 25, 2012
Bellevue College has received an $11.8 million grant under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program to provide training ...

Student ousted by SOU is living college dream at last
Mail Tribune, September 25, 2012
The 22-year-old Ashland High School grad, who has Down syndrome, is in her first week of classes at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash

RTC automotive program earns national accreditation
Renton Reporter, September 25, 2012
The ITEC (Industry Technician Education Coalition) Automotive training program at Renton Technical College in Renton has received accreditation by NATEF and ...

Cascadia to expand training for Business and Industry
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
Cascadia Community College in Bothell is partnering with Everett Community College's Corporate & Continuing Education Center to expand training for business ...

Clark College science/tech building closer to reality
The Columbian, September 26, 2012
The state gave Clark College approval to finalize design work on its $38 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building.

Girls learn about manufacturing

More than 100 high school girls spent the day at Columbia Basin College in Pasco learning about future careers in manufacturing.

KNDU TV, September 26, 2012


GLAM 2012 at CBC [Columbia Basin College]

Tri-City Herald, September 26, 2012



New MAC opens and WVC goes back to school
The Wenatchee World Online, September 26, 2012
Wenatchee Valley College Head of the Art Department Scott Bailey puts up identifier pins in the new MAC Gallery in the Music and Arts Center.

Check it out
The Wenatchee World Online, September 27, 2012
Wenatchee Valley College cuts the ribbon on its new building, the Center for Music and Art. As you're touring the rooms, check out “The Grove,” a 150-seat recital hall and the art gallery featuring famed artist Joe Feddersen.

A voice for those who are discovering their own
OregonLive.com (blog), September 27, 2012
That's how Larry Ruddell describes his role as director of basic education at Clark College. Ruddell, who was born and raised in Portland, Ore., spent seven years in Vancouver running homes for juvenile delinquents and working in a sheltered workshop ...

Clover Park Tech Students to Participate in First Green Apple Day ...
Patch.com, September 28, 2012
The Clover Park Technical College Sustainable Building Science Program will participate in the first Green Apple Day of Service by enhancing its Zero Energy

Seattle Center hosts the First Washington State Summit on US-India Trade
Seattle Post Intelligencer
... facilitated two trade missions to India in 2010 under the joint leadership of Congressman Jim McDermott and Lt. Governor Brad Owen which actualized with couple of MOUs between the North Seattle Community College and educational institutions in India

News Photo: LCC's future taking shape
Longview Daily News, September 28, 2012
The footprint of the future science building at Lower Columbia College is beginning to emerge to the right of the baseball field in an aerial photo shot

Stronger links sought for local growers, eateries
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, September 28, 2012
Ultimately panelists concurred that building a reputation as a farm and culinary destination starts at home by getting the food into the mouths of locals. It's been one of the most satisfying endeavors for Dan Thiessen, director of Walla Walla Community College's culinary program Wine Country Culinary Institute. With 20 new students started in the program this week, Thiessen said his goal is to bring food to the masses. …"When we said 'plow to plate' we didn't mean 'plow to bone china.' We meant 'plow to mouth.'"

Women of color honored for building the future
Northwest Asian Weekly, September 28, 2012
Toni Castro, one of the honorees, is the vice president of student services at Highline Community College, the most diverse two- or four-year college in

Peninsula College head sees niche for programs
Peninsula Daily, September 29, 2012
Community colleges are uniquely prepared to create workers with the skills employers need, Peninsula College President Luke Robins told about 80 members at the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.

Independent developers hope to create next big app
The Spokesman Review, September 30, 2012
Three years ago, Spokane Community College student Randall Schleufer developed an iPhone game called Flickitty in his spare time.
Within a month after uploading Flickitty to the iTunes Store, the game drew thousands of downloads at 99 cents apiece. Schleufer, 42, and a project partner each pocketed $2,800 from the first month’s downloads, while Apple collected the remainder.

Olympic College hosts Science, Engineering and Math Information Night
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, October 1, 2012
Olympic College will host its annual Science, Engineering and Mathematics Information Night on Oct. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. This free informational open house is aimed at high school students, parents of students, and all those considering careers ...

Sculpture sheds light on the things we shed
Kitsap Sun, October 1, 2012
Olympic College art students Justine McNeal (left) and Max Greene (right) weave plastic bags into a mesh frame to create an 18-foot baby gray whale Monday at The Gallery at OC on the Bremerton campus. Art students worked throughout the summer to

Seattle Central preps for fall with millions in renovations, adds 24x7 security
CHS Capitol Hill Seattle, October 2, 2012
From a recent email from director of safety and security M. Elman McClain: “In an effort to provide a more thorough safety, security and emergency preparedness program for the College and our community we serve, Seattle Central Community College ...

Whatcom CC gets nearly $500000 grant for cybersecurity program
Bellingham Herald, October 2, 2012
Whatcom Community College has been awarded a grant for nearly $500000 from the National Science Foundation ...

FabLab workshop to make high-tech, costly equipment available for membership fee
TheNewsTribune.com, October 2, 2012
The precision and automation of such tools opens up new possibilities, said Peter Davenport, a student at Tacoma Community College and the leader of the Tacoma Robotics Club.




The Lows of Higher Ed

The New York Times, September 14, 2012

Oh, to be young and gifted and $100,000 in the hole. Is that what going to college is about these days?

To Stay Relevant in a Career, Workers Train Nonstop

The New York Times, September 21, 2012

The need to constantly adapt is the new reality for anyone whose job is touched by computing - not just to change careers, but simply to stay competitive on one's chosen path.

New Report Links State Support, Tuition Increases

Inside Higher Ed, September 24, 2012


Social Networks and College Choices

Survey shows that prospective students use Facebook more than any other network to research colleges, and they're looking primarily to interact with current students and admissions officers.

Inside Higher Ed, September 24, 2012




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